Israeli-Palestinian conflict on California college campuses

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According to Pew Research polling, far more Americans sympathize with Israel than with Palestinians. Young people, however, are far more likely to take the Palestinians’ side. In recent polling, a quarter said they don’t side with Israel, compared to just 10 percent a decade ago. As classes begin again, you can see that shift playing out on college campuses. Students are joining the BDS movement – Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions – and groups like Students for Justice in Palestine. Their participation in those groups has made some students the target of harassment. Press Play spoke with a UCLA student who found his name on a poster labeling him a “Jew Hater.”

Credits

Guests:
Steven M. Cohen - Professor, Sociologist, Robert Gardner - Student, David Brog - Director

Host:
Madeleine Brand

Producers:
Matt Holzman, Anna Scott, Jolie Myers, Christian Bordal, Sarah Sweeney